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Adams County Pet Rescue Annual Dog Walk – October 10th, 2015 @ 1pm

Are you ready!? Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1pm,

isolated jack russell terrier holding leather leach over white background

isolated jack russell terrier holding leather leach over white background

we will be holding our annual “dog walk” at Adam’s County Pet Rescue. Be on the look out for more info to come! We will be making a Facebook event soon and are asking you to invite your friends and neighbors.

Also, on that day, we will be holding our Yard Sale fundraiser at 9am. If you have items to donate please drop them off at the Adams County Pet Rescue Shelter located at 1961 W Bench Rd in Othello, near the Rodeo Grounds. Open hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 2pm-6pm. We are looking for all types of items, so please spread the word! Thank you so much for all your support.

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Gorge Amphitheater — Summer Fun & You Can Help Our Rescue!

GAACPR has the opportunity to manage a concession stand at the Gorge Amphitheater. Doing this would help us to raise money for our shelter & would be awesome exposure.
In order to even think about doing this we would need a crew of at least 8 volunteers, 18 & over, for each event.
We have to let them know by the end of next week (April 24th) so if you would like to help us by volunteering to help at one of the listed events please let me know ASAP.
We can not do this without help!!!  Please call Jamie at 509-750-9123 or go to our Facebook page for more information.

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Buy Bissell & Help Save Our Local Pets

bissellPartners for Pets sponsored by Bissell.  This is a great way to show your support for the Adams County Pet Rescue.  The process is really simple too!  When you are shopping online at – a portion of your purchase will automatically fund a pet rescue of your choice.  Please help our rescue.

ADOPT is the code to enter at checkout and select Adams County Pet Rescue.  Every dollar helps us help our little furry friends.

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The Best Online Auction — Attention Shoppers!

5The Adams County Pet Rescue on line auction will start on September 4th!  Now is the time to browse through the album and get your fingers ready to bid bid bid!!! We will be adding a few more items before the auction starts so come back and check it out often. So get ready for September 4th at 8 am to begin bidding.  These items are a great way to get gifts for family, find Christmas items, or just shop for some fun.  Our rescue greatly appreciates donations and loves to have some fun with the community.  Help us help our furry friends:)

Here is a link for our Online Auction album –

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Volunteer Information – Animal House Will Be Filming Their Pilot Episode Oct 18-29th!

4It’s finally TIME!!!  Here is a link to fill out if you would like to be part of the pilot episode.  This is going to be a wonderful experience AND get to see what it’s really like to be part of an amazing show.  If you haven’t heard of Animal House — their Facebook page is filled with information.  This show is the pet rescue version of Extreme House Makeovers, so it’s a really cool opportunity!


Volunteers are still needed in the following areas…
Skilled Labor
Check In
Animal Care

We are still in need of skilled laborers, & specifically someone to do Sheetrock.

10-15 travel trailers. These are needed for day use trailers for the production crew & volunteers. They will be parked out at the fairgrounds during the build October 18-29. Please call Ryan if you can donate the use of your trailer. (509)660-0350

As always, our Facebook page has tons of information and all of our exciting updates.

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Keeping Your Pets Safe In The Heat — This is VERY important!

sundaeThe summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for pets and people. It’s difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results.

We can help you keep your pets safe and cool this summer. Follow our tips for helping everyone in your family stay healthy and comfortable when the heat is on (and even if the power isn’t).

Practice basic summer safety

Never leave your pets in a parked car

Not even for a minute. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die.

Watch the humidity

“It’s important to remember that it’s not just the ambient temperature but also the humidity that can affect your pet,” says Dr. Barry Kellogg, VMD, of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association. “Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly.”

Taking a dog’s temperature will quickly tell you if there is a serious problem. Dogs’ temperatures should not be allowed to get over 104 degrees. If your dog’s temperature does, follow the instructions for treating heat stroke.

Limit exercise on hot days

Take care when exercising your pet. Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.

Don’t rely on a fan

Pets respond differently to heat than humans do. (Dogs, for instance, sweat primarily through their feet.) And fans don’t cool off pets as effectively as they do people.

Provide ample shade and water

Any time your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don’t obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat—in fact, it makes it worse.

Cool your pet inside and out

Whip up a batch of quick and easy DIY peanut butter popsicles for dogs. (You can use peanut butter or another favorite food.) And always provide water, whether your pets are inside or out with you.

Keep your pet from overheating indoors or out with a cooling body wrap, vest, or mat (such as the Keep Cool Mat). Soak these products in cool water, and they’ll stay cool (but usually dry) for up to three days. If your dog doesn’t find baths stressful, see if she enjoys a cooling soak.

Empty water bottles or 2 liter soda bottles are great to freeze.  Simply fill them to the top & freeze.  I noticed on hot days when I take the frozen bottles out of the freezer, my dogs love to lay on the bottles and lick them.  Ice cubes in water dishes are also a nice way to help cool off your dogs/pets.

Schwan’s makes a “doggie” treat that’s frozen which will make your canine friend go NUTS when the big light yellow truck pulls into the driveway.  I have seen dogs spin in circles for these small tasty frozen treats.  These doggie sundae’s are also really affordable too!

Watch for signs of heatstroke

Extreme temperatures can cause heatstroke. Some signs of heatstroke are heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, seizure, and unconsciousness.

Animals are at particular risk for heat stroke if they are very old, very young, overweight, not conditioned to prolonged exercise, or have heart or respiratory disease. Some breeds of dogs—like boxers, pugs, shih tzus, and other dogs and cats with short muzzles—will have a much harder time breathing in extreme heat.

How to treat a pet suffering from heatstroke

Move your pet into the shade or an air-conditioned area. Apply ice packs or cold towels to her head, neck, and chest or run cool (not cold) water over her. Let her drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes. Take her directly to a veterinarian.

Prepare for power outages

Before a summer storm takes out the power in your home, create a disaster plan to keep your pets safe from heat stroke and other temperature-related trouble.

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Happy 4th of July!!!

4thThis week prepare your dog for the 4th of July. Every year dogs run off in fear & are never seen by their families again. Make sure your dog is wearing an ID tag with your contact info so that you can be reunited.  If at all possible – please leave your pets indoors!  Pets & fireworks just don’t mix.
If your dog goes missing, or if you find a dog & you live in the city call the PD at 488-3314. If you live in the county call Adams County Pet Rescue at 855-1402.